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US Announces New North Korea Sanctions

US Announces New North Korea Sanctions

The United States accused Russia on Thursday of pressuring an independent panel of U.N. experts to alter a report on sanctions against North Korea that included alleged sanctions violations "implicating Russian actors".

Russian Federation and China have pushed for the Security Council to ease sanctions on Pyongyang after the summit in June between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

In the months following a June summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, reports from the Chinese and Russian borders with the North have shown indications of an uptick in underground cross-border commerce. This article is strictly for informational purposes only.

The strictest regime of sanctions is now in effect against North Korea, providing for financial sanctions, the ban on supplies of rocket fuel and dual-purpose equipment and materials, and exports of coal, iron, lead and other products from the country. "Period", U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in a press release.

Russian Federation and China have suggested the Security Council discuss easing sanctions after US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in June and Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization.

The Treasury also said the China-based company was linked to the North Korean government's defense research and ballistic missile programs.

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United Nations diplomats familiar with discussions said Russian Federation was angered that the panel used a lot of USA intelligence in the initial report that Moscow claimed was incorrect.

"This is a unsafe precedent and a stain on the important work of the panel", Haley said, calling for the initial version of the report - dating from early August - to be published.

Haley has called for the original report to be released by the 15-member Security Council, which must agree by consensus on whether to publish the findings.

The U.N. Security Council will meet on Monday over the implementation of sanctions on North Korea at the request of Washington, the US mission to the United Nations said.

September 6, the US Treasury imposed sanctions against North Korean companies and citizens of the DPRK for conducting cyber attacks.